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Trevor Owens

Adjunct Instructor
Department of History

  • Trevor is an information technology specialist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress and a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University. Before coming to the Library of Congress he was the community lead for the Zotero project¬† at the Center for History and New Media and before he worked for the Games, Learning, and Society Conference.

    Trevor is interested in how learning and knowledge work in online communities, games and learning, software tools for humanities scholarship. He also has a background in the history of science and science communication. He wrote a book for Arcadia Press about the history of Fairfax County told through postcards. He also published articles in the journals Simulation & Gaming, Science Communication, and Cultural Studies of Science Education. In 2009 he was chosen by Read Write Web as one of the 50+ Semantic Web Pros to Follow on Twitter, and won the CW Bright Pixel Prize for building PlayingHistory, an open collaborative directory of digital historical games and interactives.
  • Degrees

    BA, History of Science from University of Wisconsin
    MA, American History (Digital History) from George Mason University


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